After Flavor Flav told TMZ on Tuesday that fellow Public Enemy member Chuck D was attempting to block a group reunion due to contract negotiations, D has released a statement through his publicist explaining his side of the story.
“Come on y’all. This is tired and stupid. Flav and I communicate on our own, so I normally don’t address these things in public, but I’m tired of the circus of airing news that ain’t news and am going to keep it factual here,” Chuck D said in the statement. “Flav sues the folks he works with, so in 2017 he decided it was my turn. He lost when the judge dismissed the suit with prejudice in 2020, which means it’s permanent. Over. He can’t file again. He lost. Even after all of this, even after all the years of Flav giving the situation minimum while always asking for the maximum, I still work with him. But it’s time to change.”
Chuck D went on to say that it is everyone’s responsibility to try and work out the situation, and right now, it’s one-sided.
“Everybody in the situation can’t be burdened with picking up his slack,” he continued. “The key word in ‘Brothers Gonna Work It Out’ is the word ‘work.’ We’re always gonna be brothers regardless, but Flav’s gotta do the work and there ain’t no getting down without the work. Simple as that.”
Over a year ago, the public feud began between Chuck-D and Flavor Flav started up after Flav was apparently kicked out the group by Chuck because he refused to perform at a Bernie Sanders rally.
It’s still unclear whether that aspect of the beef was real or not, but it’s clear that the two rappers now have something they need to work through.